import or export without paying customs duties
"She smuggled cigarettes across the border"
To import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties
To bring in surreptitiously
To thrash or be thrashed by a bear's claws, or to swipe at or be swiped at by a person's arms in a bearlike manner.
to import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace
fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely
to import or export in violation of the customs laws
Origin: [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep. See Smock.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
smug′l, v.t. to import or export without paying the legal duty: to convey secretly.—ns. Smugg′ler, one who smuggles: a vessel used in smuggling; Smugg′ling, defrauding the government of revenue by the evasion of custom-duties or excise-taxes. [Low Ger. smuggeln, cog. with Ger. schmuggeln; Dut. smuigen, to eat secretly.]
smug′l, v.t. to fondle, cuddle.
The numerical value of smuggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of smuggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A Russian-flagged oil tanker was captured this afternoon when it tried to smuggle oil off Zawara.
I have staff who still smuggle from different areas over the border for me, and when I ran away I collected many antiques, and some I’m waiting to arrive here.
At least 100 drivers were killed trying to smuggle crude into Syria. Drivers are refusing to go because the smuggling route between Mosul and Syria has became a death trap.
We reject outright the premise that the Turkish government is in league with ISIL to smuggle oil across its borders, we frankly see no evidence, none, to support such an accusation.
We reject outright the premise that the Turkish Government is in league with ISIL to smuggle oil across its borders, and we frankly see no evidence – none – to support such an accusation.
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Translations for smuggle
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- contrabandear, contrabando, pasarSpanish
- salakaubana vedamaEstonian
- passer en contrebandeFrench
- криумчари, шверцуваMacedonian
- провозить контрабандойRussian
- kunyataSouthern Sotho
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